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Google Maps – Utility or Lifestyle App?

Google Maps – Utility or Lifestyle App?

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Where would we be without Google Maps? Lost, probably. Of all navigation apps, Google’s is the one people trust the most. In fact, of the 77% of smartphone owners who rely on navigation apps to find their way, almost 70% prefer Google Maps over others. It’s the preferred navigation app for nearly 6X more people than the second most popular one, Waze. (BTW: Waze is owned by Google! I happen to like Apple Maps, too.) And Google knows Maps is the preferred app, which is why the company has been adding features to it that make it more like a lifestyle app rather than just a utility. They’re drawing people and increasing the app’s stickiness by integrating with every day services and content delivery platforms that consumers love to use. Here are some of the latest additions:
Google And Our National Security: Lost In The Cloud?

Google And Our National Security: Lost In The Cloud?

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Cancelled Stamp From The United States Commemorating When America Becomes The 'Arsenal Of Democracy'. (Getty Images) The experts all agree. The Pentagon and the U.S. military’s future depends on advanced weapons systems that will require cooperation with America’s most advanced technology companies, including the major players in Silicon Valley. But what if Silicon Valley doesn’t want to help? This is the situation our defense leaders are facing with one particular company—and not a small one: Google. Two weeks ago it opted out of the $10 billion competition for constructing the cloud architecture the Pentagon wants to protect its data and networks. This is coming on the heels of the protest by 3000 Google employees against Google helping the Pentag
Pinterest Just Made It Easier To Sell More Stuff…And Othe…

Pinterest Just Made It Easier To Sell More Stuff…And Othe…

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Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Small businesses can now create Pinterest ‘Shop the Look’ Pins and sell more items. Pinterest’s Shop the Look tool lets visitors search for similar items that they see on the site by clicking on certain parts of a pin connected to the image.  In other words, if you like the way a person is dressed in a picture but you’re not crazy about the tie he’s wearing you can click on the tie’s pin (assuming there is one) to search for other similar ties...and then buy the one you like.  Last week, Pinterest opened up its Shop the Look tool to creators and small and midsized businesses. (Source: Ad Week) Why this is important for your business: With this change, sellers c

Film executives slam Google as they hail new government cra…

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The Australian government are set to begin a crackdown on online piracy.In a new proposed law being put forward in Parliament today, search engines such as Google will no longer be able to promote illegal downloading sites.The tough law has been praised by Australian film industry executives, who label Google as 'evil as Big Tobacco'. In a new proposed law being put forward in Parliament today, search engines such as Google will no longer be able to promote illegal downloading sites, with film industry executives slamming the search engine 'as evil as Big Tobacco'Chief executive of Village Roadshow Graham Burke praised the proposal while slamming Google, saying the search engine giant are 'facilitating and enabling crime'.'We see good Google and bad Goog...
How to Sell Your Old Google Pixel or Pixel 2 for the Most M…

How to Sell Your Old Google Pixel or Pixel 2 for the Most M…

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Julian Chokkatu/Digital Trends There’s never any shortage of ways to get rid of your old smartphone —  especially if it’s in good condition. You could trade it in at a carrier, sell it on eBay, or find a third-party buyer. But the key question is: How can you get the highest value possible? While selling your Pixel or Pixel 2 can significantly offset the cost of a new device (the new $799 Pixel 3, for instance), it’s hard to know what route to choose. Options like selling it directly to a buyer might seem a little risky, while trading in a device may not provide you with the highest payout. It’s all a bit overwhelming and time-consuming. Thankfully, we’re here to help with that. Below is a comprehensive guide to selling your Pixel or Pixel 2, as well as how much you can expect to
New Galaxy Hardware Leaks, Samsung Confirms S10 Features, L…

New Galaxy Hardware Leaks, Samsung Confirms S10 Features, L…

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Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes more confirmation of the Galaxy S10 hardware, Galaxy Note 10 leaks, reviews of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro launch, more OnePlus 6T details, Google’s response to the European Commission, and the return of the Palm brand. Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here). Samsung Discusses Galaxy S10’s Notch Plans Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 family of three handsets early in 2019, but the South Korean company is not making any effort to hide the surprise. It’s more than happy in the current climate to let everyone k
The Real Competitors For Airlines Today? Look To Google, Ub…

The Real Competitors For Airlines Today? Look To Google, Ub…

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Human instinct is to fight what we recognize, often blind to the bear in plain sight. For example, Kodak and Fuji battled to dominate the market for film, oblivious to the rise of digital photography. Motorola and Nokia similarly fought to the death over flip phones, while smartphones stole the market. Again and again, the purveyors of new technology sneak up right in the open to capture consumers and transform entire industries. Today’s big airlines may be acting out a similar scenario. Even as they make needed investments in technology for operations and marketing, the mammoths mostly lock horns with each other in a closed ring. Meanwhile, tech companies are quietly advancing an agenda of serving customer needs. Recent moves by companies like Google, Amazon and Uber expose how the t
Samsung Suddenly ‘Confirms’ Radical Galaxy S10 Smartphone

Samsung Suddenly ‘Confirms’ Radical Galaxy S10 Smartphone

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be a “very significant” 10th-anniversary phone. We already know it will feature an all-new design, ’ultrasonic’ in-display reader, triple rear cameras, gradient colors, 5G and a new budget-friendly version. And now Samsung itself had bragged about arguably its most crowd-pleasing feature…  Picked up by popular UK tech site T3, Samsung Mobile US has displayed a quite remarkable level of confidence by choosing to publicly attack Google and, in doing so, give away its own plans for the Galaxy S10. Samsung Galaxy S10 conceptConcept Creator The attack was prompted by a tweet from the official @MadeByGoogle Twitter account formally announcing the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL and inviting user feedback. To which the off
Google And Orange Partner On Dunant Transatlantic Cable

Google And Orange Partner On Dunant Transatlantic Cable

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Google and French telecommunications company Orange have announced a partnership where the two companies will be launching the Dunant Transatlantic undersea cable in 2020. The Dunant is one out of seven that Google is working on in the next two years and it will have a length of more than 6,600 kilometers (4,100 miles), which is going to connect the Atlantic coasts of the United States and France. The Atlantic is considered one of the world’s busiest submarine cable routes. And the need for connectivity increases by a factor of two every two years. Once the Dunant goes live in 2020, it will provide Orange with a capacity of over 30 terabits per second per pair. Orange said that th